Hamish Bond

2x Olympic Gold Medalist.
Another legend of both rowing and cycling. Known in the crew as 'Young Dad'.
Will often find him worrying whether he needs to lift his gate height 0.01mm or not.

The Young Dad

The Young Dad

After an impressive two years spent pursuing cycling, with a bronze medal at the Commonwealth Games in 2018 and more recently a national record in the individual pursuit, in early 2019 Hamish was selected into the men's sweep squad, with his eyes set on Tokyo 2020. Bond’s previous rowing career includes two Olympic Gold medals (2012 and 2016), seven World Championships titles in the men’s pair and men’s coxed pair alongside Eric Murray, and a World Championship title in the men's four. Bond and Murray also claimed World Best Times in two boat classes, the men’s pair and men’s coxed pair, and both these times still stand today. Off the water, Bond and Murray also won New Zealand’s supreme Halberg award on two occasions, and were appointed to the New Zealand Order of Merit for their services to rowing in 2013. In 2018 they were awarded rowing’s most prestigious international award, the Thomas Keller Medal. Hamish was born in Dunedin and first started rowing at Otago Boys High School, he now rows for North End Rowing Club. Outside of rowing, Hamish has completed a Bachelor of Business Studies (Finance) and a Graduate Diploma in Personal Financial Planning, and he and wife Lizzie are also proud parents to their daughter, Imogen.